With controversies swirling around the DC Public Schools system, including Chancellor Antwan Wilson's daughter being able to bypass the lottery system to transfer schools, what is next for education in the District?
Treva Lindsey, a D.C. native and women’s and African American studies scholar, sought to learn more about the black women who shaped her hometown during the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Her research uncovered a startling lack of documentation of the “foremothers” who lived in the District at a time when long-held gender and racial roles were quickly shifting. The new book, “Colored No More: Reinventing Black Womanhood in Washington D.C.”, seeks to fill in those gaps in knowledge and reveal their stories. Kojo talks with Lindsey about the lives of those women and their lasting impact on our region and the country as a whole.
- Treva Lindsey Associate Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, The Ohio State University; Author, "Colored No More: Reinventing Black Womanhood in Washington D.C." (University of Illinois Press); @divafeminist
Colored No More – Excerpt
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